One day, in a peaceful lizardman village, an ominous messenger visits with a warning from the Great Tomb of Nazarick: In eight days' time, they will be annihilated. Unwilling to stand by and wait, the fighter and traveler Zaryusu journeys to the other lizardman tribes--who have received the same message--hoping to form an alliance against their impossibly strong opponent. But though the warriors try valiantly to resist, Ainz Ooal Gown and his undead army hold the power to determine their fate...
★大受歡迎的網路小說漫畫版。 ★以結束營運的網路遊戲為舞台，骷髏大法師展開冒險。夏提雅奉安茲之命，前往收集異世界的情報。 她雖然在人類面前展現了壓倒性的強悍，卻在遇見某群強盜後失去了意識。 隨後，安茲竟收到了夏提雅背叛的消息， 他決定親自出馬對付夏提雅──
★大受歡迎的網路小說書籍化。 ★以結束營運的網路遊戲為舞台，骷髏大法師展開冒險。 死亡軍團逼近平靜度日的蜥蜴人聚落。這支軍團是來自納薩力克的不死者大軍，指揮官是「冰河統治者」科塞特斯，蜥蜴人聯軍大戰納薩力克地下大墳墓。弱肉強食的殘酷世界就此揭開序幕！
Overlord, Vol. 1 (manga)
Author: Kugane Maruyama, Satoshi Oshio
Publisher: Yen Press LLC
What do you do when your favorite game shuts down? Momonga decided to stay logged in right up until the very end. But when the servers go dark, he finds himself transported into the game world--and he's been transformed into his skeletal avatar from the game, awesome magical powers included! But what if he's the villain of his own story?
Author: Kugane Maruyama, Hugin Miyama
Nachdem das Onlinegame Yggdrasil und seine Bewohner zum Leben erweckt wurden, ist der Spieler "Momonga" jetzt in dieser Welt und seiner Rolle als Gildenmeister gefangen! In einer Welt voller Magie und Monstern, Ränke und Intrigen muss er sich beweisen und seine Gilde verteidigen...
A group of "workers" whose better judgement has been clouded by hopes and expectations have descended into the unknown depths of a mysterious tomb. These trespassers include the small but elite team Foresight, the storied warriors of Heavy Masher, the crew lead by a legendary elder worker, Green Leaf, and the invincible swordsmen of Angel. They are some of the best that can be hired, but as more and more vengeful residents of Nazarrick appear, will any make it out alive?
[Includes 4 charts, 31 maps and 62 illustrations] Cross-Channel Attack has been planned and written as the introduction to the history of those campaigns in 1944 and 1945 which led to the destruction of the German armies in the west. It provides necessary background for the study of all the campaigns in the European Theater of Operations. The narrative of operations ends on 1 July 1944, with the Allies firmly established in Normandy. The concluding chapters show the successful fruition of plans and preparations reaching back as far as January 1942; but the seizure of the Norman beaches and the establishment of a lodgment area are only a beginning, a point of departure for the drive to the Elbe and the Baltic. Although Cross Channel Attack includes discussion of certain problems of high command and logistics, a more complete treatment is accorded these subjects in two volumes now under preparation in this series: The Supreme Command and Logistical Support of the Armies. Whether the reader approaches the book with the justified pride that he was a member or supporter of the winning team, or whether he reads to learn, is a matter for him to decide. The victor tends to prepare to win the next war with the same means and methods with which he won the last. He forgets the difficulty of reaching decisions, the planning problems, his faltering, his unpreparedness. The vanquished is wont to search far afield for new and improved methods, means, and equipment. The accomplishments of those who fought in this period were indeed great, as were the sacrifices. But from the national viewpoint it would seem desirable to read this volume with the self-critical eye of the vanquished as well as with the pride of the victor, an approach which the thoughtful reader will not find difficult.
Author: Adrian R. Lewis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
The Allied victory at Omaha Beach was a costly one. A direct infantry assault against a defense that was years in the making, undertaken in daylight following a mere thirty-minute bombardment, the attack had neither the advantage of tactical surprise nor that of overwhelming firepower. American forces were forced to improvise under enemy fire, and although they were ultimately victorious, they suffered devastating casualties. Why did the Allies embark on an attack with so many disadvantages? Making extensive use of primary sources, Adrian Lewis traces the development of the doctrine behind the plan for the invasion of Normandy to explain why the battles for the beaches were fought as they were. Although blame for the Omaha Beach disaster has traditionally been placed on tactical leaders at the battle site, Lewis argues that the real responsibility lay at the higher levels of operations and strategy planning. Ignoring lessons learned in the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters, British and American military leaders employed a hybrid doctrine of amphibious warfare at Normandy, one that failed to maximize the advantages of either British or U.S. doctrine. Had Allied forces at the other landing sites faced German forces of the quality and quantity of those at Omaha Beach, Lewis says, they too would have suffered heavy casualties and faced the prospect of defeat.
Overlord, Vol. 7 (manga)
Author: Kugane Maruyama, Satoshi Oshio
Publisher: Yen Press LLC
The dust has settled after the final battle with the Elder Lich, but it's only the calm before the storm. When the overlord returns bearing the full weight of his army, the Lizardmen know this is truly the end. For the denizens of Nazarick, though, the outcome is more uncertain. Cocytus has grown to respect the brave tribal warriors--it would be such a shame to kill them all...
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
In the near future, enormous silver spaceships appear without warning over mankind’s largest cities. They belong to the Overlords, an alien race far superior to humanity in technological development—and their purpose is to dominate the Earth. Their demands, however, are surprisingly beneficial—end war, poverty, and cruelty. Their presence, rather than signaling the end of humanity, ushers in a golden age—or so it seems. But it comes at a price. Without conflict, humanity ceases to work toward creative achievement, and culture stagnates. And as the years pass, it becomes more and more clear that the Overlords have a hidden agenda for the evolution of the human race—that may not be as beneficial as it seems. Originally published in 1953, Childhood’s End is Clarke’s first successful novel—and is considered a classic of science fiction literature. Its dominating theme of transcendent evolution appears in many of Clarke’s later works, including the Space Odyssey series. In 2004, the book was nominated for the Retro Hugo Award for Best Novel.
Author: Steven J. Zaloga, Ken Ford
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Operation Overlord was the largest amphibious military operation ever launched: the greatest armada the world had ever seen was assembled to transport the Allied invasion force of over 150,000 soldiers across the Channel to Normandy and open the long-awaited second front against Hitler's Third Reich. Just after dawn on June 6, 1944, Allied troops assaulted the beaches of the Cotentin peninsular against stiff German resistance. Coordinated with the amphibious landings were airborne and glider landings, carrying out crucial orders to take key areas, enable the vital link-up between the beaches and secure the bridgehead. Casualties, especially on Omaha Beach, were horrendous, but the assaults were successful, and so began the arduous task of liberating Europe from Nazi occupation. For fans of Band of Brothers and Anthony Beevor's D-Day, military history enthusiasts and World War 2 historians, Overlord offers a detailed military account of the important campaigns in Normandy in 1944. The book provides a close analysis at the plans and build-up to the operation, and, accompanied by photos, maps and artwork, discusses the events of D-Day in each of the key areas of the operation.
Author: Jamie Thomson, Mark Smith
"'The reign of your father the Loremaster - the reign of the Usurper after him - these were but as the blinking of an eye to me and so it shall be with your reign. It matters not; the final outcome will be no different.' " Your skills as a warrior have made you triumphant! You have toppled the cruel Usurper to take your rightful place as Overlord of Irsmuncast. Crowds of exuberant citizens chant your name in joyous song. But beware, for the adventure has just begun. As Overlord you are now playing a treacherous game of intrigue, deception and danger. Threats come from within and without the walls of your great city, and you will need your wits as well as your strength to survive. The fate of a people and a kingdom rests in your hands. THE WAY OF THE TIGER is the role-playing adventure classic now revised and expanded for today. You choose the skills and martial arts moves to defeat your enemy, gaining knowledge and honing your abilities to use in further books. "Are you ready for the Way of the Tiger? "
First published in hardback by Viking, 2016.